Collect & Connect: Archives and Collections in a Digital Age

Collect & Connect aims to promote exchange and discussion between researchers and heritage professionals in the field of digital heritage. The conference officially concludes the Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives research project and presents the results of finished and original research in the field of digitized archives and cultural and natural heritage collections. The 2-day program, 23 and 24 November 2020. offers a mix of keynotes, a round table discussion, project demonstrations and paper presentations. 


  • Sharon Leon, Associate Professor of History and Digital Humanities at Michigan State University on ‘From Event to Data Set: Perspective, Structure, and the Problem of Representation in Data-Driven Digital History
  • Franco Niccolucci, director of VAST-LAB research laboratory at PIN in Prato, Italy (PIN – University of Florence) on ‘The data challenge for cultural and natural heritage
  • Lambert Schomaker, Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Groningen and scientific director of the ALICE (Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Engineering) research institute on ‘From pixels to knowledge using AI: Where do the humans fit in?

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